Sultans of Sprint round #1 2019 | The Reunion | Monza | Italy
Wet season start but hot party !
For the first event of the 2019 season Sultans of Sprint Challenge had to face a terrible rainy weather which led the crew to cancel unfortunately all sprint races in Monza [IT]. It was raining cats & dogs on the beautiful italian temple of speed.
This said, it has been an amazing week end thanks to the good vibes & positive attitude of all team members from both #factoryclass & #freakclass but also the complete Sultans of Sprint organization crew for an unforgettable party saturday night.
Sultans of Sprint are definitely waterproof !
What a pleasure to discover & present the updated race bikes and new racers built this winter : new #freakclass teams as well as new #factoryclass contenders with amazing & surprising machines.
Sultans of Sprint @The Reunion 2019 by Gotz Goppert.
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Sultans of Sprint @The Reunion 2019 by Kati Dalek.
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Sultans of Sprint 2019 #FACTORYCLASS
Sultans of Sprint 2019 #FACTORYCLASS challenge is welcoming again BMW Motorrad, Indian Motorcycle & Yamaha Motor but also two new more motorcycle brands with Royal Enfield & Harley Davidson.
BMW Motorrad is joining again with two sprintracers: the famous BMW R1200R “Spitfire” #85 built by VTR Customs and ridden by Amelie Mooseder on one side, the amazing brand new BMW R1250RS “Achilles” #54 built by Kraftstoffschmiede and ridden by Phil Ludwig on the other side. Both bikes are using the latest watercooled boxer with a nitrous oxyde injection system.
Indian Motorcycle competed in 2018 with their Indian FTR 1200 Custom prototype which was announcing the launch of the FTR 1200 on the market. For this new season they decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of an iconic model: the Scout. Indian Motorcycle decided to collaborate with Workhorse Speed Shop from Belgium to create the Indian 1200 Scout “Appaloosa”. This very impressive sprintracer will be ridden by former GP racer Randy Mamola !
After a successful “wildcard” with their “Lock Stock” concept bike in the #freakclass in 2018 Royal Enfield enters the Sultans of Sprint 2019 #FactoryClass challenge with a 650 Continental GT twin built by Sinroja Motorcycles in UK. Bored to 750cc, nitrous oxyde injected and stripped down to gain weight the Royal Enfield “Two Smoking Barrels” will be ridden by Curtiss Wright.
Harley Davidson decided to join with a quite surprising and interesting approach to reach the power to weight limit of the #FactoryClass challenge starting with a Street Glide.
Slightly modified but still featuring saddlebags & soundsystem this is probably the heaviest machine ever of the Sultans of Sprint line up but the american crew decided to use a supercharger to boost the Milwaukee Eight 107 (1900cc) engine. The project has been handled in-house by Harley Davidson Europe.
The Harley Davidson “Sprint Glide” is ridden by British SBK rider Taylor Mc Kenzie !
Last but not least Yamaha is entering the Sultans of Sprint #FactoryClass challenge again with a XSR700. For this new season the Yamaha XSR700 named “Loco” is built & ridden by Anthony Partridge from Partridge Design who is also involved in Goblin Garage on Discovery Channel. No nitrous oxyde injection but a turbocharger for the smallest engine of the 2019 #FactoryClass challenge !
#19 Indian Motorcycle x Workhorse Speed Shop 1200 Scout "Appaloosa"
#04 Royal Enfield x Sinroja Motorcycles 650 Continental GT "Two Smoking Barrels"
#85 BMW Motorrad x VTR Customs R1200R "Spitfire"
#54 BMW Motorrad x Kraftstoffschmiede R1250RS "Achilles"
#03 Harley Davidson Street Glide supercharged "Sprint Glide"
#77 Yamaha x Partridge Design XSR700 "Loco"
The Yamaha sprintracer built by Partridge design will be unveiled at Cafe Racer Festival in Monthléry as well as the bikes from Riverside Motocyclettes & CR Racing who struggled to get the bikes ready on time for the season opening … so still some surprises to come !
Sultans of Sprint 2019 #FREAKCLASS
Sultans of Sprint 2019 #FREAKCLASS challenge is gathering again an amazing line up of custom sprint racer powered by air cooled twin cylinder engines featuring nitrous oxyde & supercharging systems … or sometimes just naturally aspirated. Whatever the power unit choosen by the team creativity is at its best in this class !
#09 FCR Original "Crazy Bonnie"
#14 Venom Design "The Sprintster"
#17 Lucky Cat Garage "Bombinette"
#24 Rivertown Custom Cycles "Good Riddance"
#31 Gasoline Culture "XT Punk"
#44 Moto Candy Race Division "Lolly Pop"
#50 Libner Racing "Felino"
#66 Radical Guzzi "NOSferatu"
#79 Libner Racing "Dragonfly2"
#86 Radical Guzzi "NOSferaTWO"
#91 Nowhere Fast "Nowhere Fast"
#11 St Brooklyn Motorcycles "L'intrépide"
#16 South Garage Motorcycles "Superhero"
#22 Kradmelder Service "The Dark Side"
#25 Schlachtwerk "Skinny Beast"
#33 VTR Customs "Polizia Uno"
#46 Kraftstoffschmiede "Hercules"
#52 Black Bull "Black Bull"
#69 South Garage Motorcycles "The Drake"
#81 Cafe Ricycles "Nervous"
#88 Lanciati Motorclub "Flying Lasagna"
Sultans of Sprint will be back on track in France for the next round hosted by Cafe Racer Festival in Monthléry june 22nd & 23rd !
We are ready to rock the wonderful french autodrome …
See you there !